PATRICK R. OENBRING | CHAIRMAN & chief executive officer
Patrick Oenbring has more than 40 years of industry experience. Mr. Oenbring began his career with Conoco where he spent 22 years in a variety of positions including playing a leadership role in several successful large scale startup projects. In 1997, he joined Occidental Petroleum as President and General Manager of Occidental Qatar. He became President and General Manager of Oxy Permian in 2000 in conjunction with Oxy's acquisition of Altura Energy. Oxy Permian was the largest oil producer in Texas and was also the largest business unit in Oxy. Most recently Mr. Oenbring served as VP Western Operations for Harvest Natural Resources where he led the highly successful acquisition, development, and divestment of the Antelope Project in the heart of the Uinta Basin. Mr. Oenbring has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas.
PETER E. JEFFE | SVP & Chief commercial officer, Director
Peter Jeffe serves as SVP & Chief Commercial Officer for Hawkwood Energy where he leads the company’s M&A, Land, Strategy, and Planning functions. Mr. Jeffe initiated the business plan for Hawkwood Energy in late 2010 and went on to become a Co-Founder of the company in 2011. During his tenure with Hawkwood, Mr. Jeffe has led the successful completion of more than 20 acquisitions totaling in excess of $800MM. In 2015, Mr. Jeffe was named to Oil and Gas Investor’s “30 under 40” list. In 2017, he was added to Hawkwood’s Board of Directors. Prior to the formation of Hawkwood, he worked as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York City. He holds a BA in Economics & Business from Lafayette College where he played Division-I golf, and an MBA from Stanford University.
MATTHEW O'NEILL | SVP & Chief Financial Officer
Matt O’Neill brings over 17 years of industry experience to Hawkwood. After commencing his career at Arthur Andersen, Mr. O’Neill moved to industry where he worked both domestically and internationally for some of Australia’s largest public oil and gas companies. Most recently, Mr. O’Neill worked at Oil Search holding multiple roles including Group Controller and General Manager for the Treasury, Tax and Insurance functions. Prior to this Mr. O’Neill worked at Woodside Energy where he held multiple positions including Group Planning Manager, Assistant Treasurer and Finance Manager of the North West Shelf Asset, Australia’s largest resource project. Mr. O’Neill worked for BHP Billiton Petroleum where he was based in Houston and held various finance roles of increasing seniority. Over his career, Mr. O’Neill has raised in excess of $7 billion in capital across both US and International markets. Mr. O’Neill holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Australian Chartered Accountant.
DONALD WEBB | SVP – Operations
Donald Webb brings 20 years of industry experience to Hawkwood. Mr. Webb began his career with Schlumberger D&M in a variety of positions and assignments specifically related to horizontal drilling technology, applications, and processes. Mr. Webb joined Devon Energy in 2004 and worked in drilling, completions and production assignments from Havre, Montana to Sonora, Texas in Devon’s Western Division culminating in his role as Production Operations Supervisor for Devon’s flagship, Permian Basin - Texas Business Unit. Most recently, Mr. Webb served as Drilling Manager for Marathon Oil. In this role, Mr. Webb’s accountability included drilling operations for the highly successful Eagle Ford asset, a 20 rig program which annually delivered over 2 million man-hours and 350 wells. Mr. Webb is a veteran of the United States Navy and served in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Mr. Webb has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Scott Gutberlet | SVP & Chief Development Officer
Scott Gutberlet has over 30 years of industry experience across more than 8 U.S. producing basins. Scott began his career with Unocal where he spent 18 years in six different domestic locations focused on reservoir engineering, strategic planning and evaluations, acquisitions, midstream business development, and asset management. In 2006, Scott joined Questar Exploration & Production in their E&P division and then moved on to be their Director of Midstream Commercial Operations. In 2008, he became General Manager of Questar’s Uinta Basin E&P Division. In 2010, he assumed the role of Director, Investor Relations for the Questar company spin-off, QEP Resources, where he would later go on to serve as VP of Commercial & Technical Services. Scott joins Hawkwood from SM Energy where he was the Eagle Ford Asset Manager responsible for an annual capital budget in excess of $500 MM and ~130,000 Boepd of net production at peak. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.